Civil Engineering - GATE Exam Questions - Discussion


The centre of pressure of a liquid on a plane surface immersed vertically in a static body of liquid, always lies below the centroid of the surface area, because

[A]. in liquids the pressure acting is same in-all directions
[B]. there is no shear stress in liquids at rest
[C]. the liquid pressure is constant over depth
[D]. the liquid pressure increases linearly with depth

Answer: Option D


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